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Prashant Kishor, who had predicted Modi's return, drops first comment after exit polls
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Prashant Kishor, who had predicted Modi's return, drops first comment after exit polls

| @indiablooms | 03 Jun 2024, 11:14 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Former political strategist and Jan Suraj Abhiyan founder Prashant Kishor has repeatedly claimed the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP in power with an improved number in the East and South India.

After the 7-phase long summer Lok Sabha elections ended on June 1, exit polls started pouring in showing a favourable win for the BJP.

Almost all exit polls predict BJP's return for a straight third term with a landslide majority.

Now in an X post, Kishor took a dig at political commentators and said, "Next time when there is talk of elections and politics, do not waste your valuable time on useless talks and analysis of idle fake journalists, loudmouth politicians and self-proclaimed experts of social media."

In several interviews recent interviews, Kishor had predicted BJP suffering no "material damage" in its stronghold, North and West along with Karnataka where the saffron party swept in 2019.

The former strategist, who has worked with Modi in the past, claimed the BJP will  improve its tally in eastern states like West Bengal, Odisha and southern states like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh.

Not just in recent interviews, Kishor in April said in an interview with PTI, "Kishor said, "I had said this a year back that for the first time I see the BJP in double digits in Tamil Nadu in terms of vote share. They (BJP) will be either the first or second party in Telangana which is a big thing. They will be number one in Odisha, for sure.

"They could very well be number one in Bengal. A lot of people would be surprised but, in all likelihood, to my mind, the BJP is going to emerge as the number one party in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return for a record-equalling third term in office with the BJP-led NDA alliance set to get a thumping majority defeating the combined opposition's INDIA Bloc, according to the exit poll results after the seventh and final phase of polling in the country on Saturday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) can garner around 350 or more seats while the  INDIA bloc led by the united opposition is likely to get 125 to 150 seats, the exit polls indicate.

Amid a slogan to win over 400 seats in the 543-member Parliament, the exit polls give a massive mandate for a third Modi term.

According to the Republic-PMARQ poll, NDA will win 359 seats and INDIA bloc around 154 followed by 30 by others, while Republic-Matrize poll projects upto 368 seats for the saffron bloc.

Matrize project said the NDA is likely to get 353-368 seats while the INDIA bloc will get 118-133 seats. Others will get 43-48 seats.

Exit poll by India News-D-Dynamics projected 371 seats for the Modi-led BJP and NDA alliance.

NDTV India-Jan Ki Baat has suggested 362-392 seats for the BJP-led NDA and between 141 and 161 seats for the INDIA bloc.

The results will be declared on June 4.

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